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SB 62 (BR 827) - D. Thayer, J. Schickel

     AN ACT relating to referendums.
     Amend KRS 147.620, relating to the dissolution of an area planning commission, by changing the petition signature requirements from 25% of the number of registered voters who voted in the last presidential election to 10% of the number of registered voters who voted in the last regular election.


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except change the time allotted for the gathering of petition signatures from 90 days to 120 days and establish that a signature accompanied by a verifiable address or date of birth creates a presumption of validity that may only be overcome if a county clerk shows by clear and convincing evidence that a signature is not that of a registered voter.
     SFA (1, D. Thayer) - Retain original provisions, except change the percentage of needed signatures from 10 percent to 15 percent and change the standard of proof for a county clerk to a preponderance of the evidence.
     SFA (2/Title, D. Thayer) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 3-introduced in Senate
     Jan 4-to State & Local Government (S)
     Jan 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 27-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Jan 30-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 31, 2012; floor amendment (2-title) filed
     Jan 31-3rd reading, passed 23-12 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2-title)
     Feb 1-received in House
     Feb 2-to State Government (H)
     Mar 6-posted in committee

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